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Ken Tota takes over temporarily at federal Office of Refugee Resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 20, 2015

Leaving some juicy stories not yet posted today, we’ve gotta take care of a little Washington inside baseball for our diehard readers.

Ken Tota, new ORR Director (for now).

Many of you know that there was some controversy involving the ‘Unaccompanied minors’ crisis that caused the head honcho at the Office of Refugee Resettlement to abruptly resign late last year.  We mentioned his resignation here.

Now the Department of Health and Human Services has announced his replacement (at least for now) and has chosen Ken Tota already holding a position in ORR to step into the job.

In keeping with the modus operandi in the refugee resettlement industry, Tota (see his bio) came to his federal job from one of the contractors.

Before entering civil service, Ken was the Cuban Haitian Program Coordinator for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Washington, DC and Miami, FL.

He had also worked on the ‘Unaccompanied minors’ program at ORR.

These people just move shamelessly through the revolving door between government granting/contracting agency and private NGO contractor (some have moved back and forth several times!).  There really should be a law to make this practice completely illegal!

Here is the recent announcement of Tota’s appointment:

Dear colleagues:

As you may know, Eskinder Negash stepped down from his position as Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the end of January.

ORR Deputy Director Ken Tota will be Acting Director for ORR until a new Director is appointed.

In addition, Carl Rubenstein is stepping in as Acting Director for the Division of Refugee Assistance (DRA), following Mitiku Ashebir’s recent retirement.

ORR would also like to announce a new ORR Chief of Staff, Kate Wolff who will be working in the Office of the Director focusing on response planning and interdepartmental communications strategies. Kate brings five years of experience working at the Department, most recently as Special Assistant to Secretary Sebelius.

You may find a full directory of ORR Staff posted on our website, or call us at (202) 401-9246.

Thank you,

ORR

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Syrian and Iraqi “refugees” trafficked through Brazil destined for Europe

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 20, 2015

We have been writing ad nauseum about the ‘Invasion of Europe’ via primarily the Mediterranean Sea, and now thankfully so is much of the mainstream media.  Thanks to all who sent this story — ISIS wants to flood Europe with 500,000 through North Africa to Italy.

However, here is a new angle on the invasion:

Traffickers moving Syrians and Iraqis through Brazil to Europe! 

From Folha de S. Paulo:

 

The Federal Police is investigating a people trafficking route through Brazil for Syrians and Iraqis fleeing war and persecution in their home countries.

The refugees, who use false passports, are trying to arrive in Europe. Part of them are fleeing the war in Syria. The other, persecution at the hands of the militant group Islamic State (Isis).

The suspicion is that some of the false documents are being produced in Rio, and there are concerns that federal police officers may be involved in the scheme.

Officially, the Federal Police says it is investigating “the possibility that there may be some kind of logistical support to people traffickers in Brazil.”

The police say that at least 60 people used or attempted to use false passports – most of which were Israeli – to leave the country in recent months.

Look at this complicated route at right!

Apparently the two countries facilitating travel to Brazil are the UAE and Turkey!

Notice that one route takes them through Brazil to Uruguay and then back to Brazil!

Legitimate refugees are not going to have the resources or the savvy to pull something like this off.

And, what is to stop them from heading to the wide-open US southern border?

For our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series go here.  And, we have just made a new category ‘South America’ as we are increasingly seeing ‘refugee’ news from there.

Posted in Crimes, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, South America, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Minneapolis: Basketball will keep Somali youths away from the Jihadists

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 20, 2015

I simply can’t write this story one more time!

 

Taxpayer-funded basketball will save America (haven’t we tried this before?).

 

Thanks to Cathy for sending it, but I’ll let you read it yourself at MyFox9.com.  When taxpayers are expected to come up with grant money for yet another “program” to keep Muslim kids busy and supposedly away from the Islamic imperative to join the Jihad, it is not only the $$$ that concerns me, it is that the message becomes it is all America’s fault.  If they go off to fight with Al-shabaab or ISIS it is because we don’t give them enough stuff!

It is never about the indoctrination going on in the neighborhood mosques—no never!

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Sudanese man charged with murdering Hispanic co-worker in PA meat plant

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 20, 2015

Ah the joys of multiculturalism brought to us by one more foreign-owned meat packing company….

Peter Jok Atem, 32 charged with murder

Longtime readers know that meatpackers love their cheap immigrant labor and are changing the face of small town America by luring refugee and other immigrant laborers to towns across the country for jobs that they say Americans won’t do.  This is one of many posts on the subject here at RRW.

Senator Jeff Sessions told us here that BIG Meat is behind the amnesty push.

The alleged murderer is most likely a refugee as the State Department and its contractors bring many from the Sudan to your communities.  Immigrants from some cultures apparently can’t take a joke so I guess we will soon need re-training in what is funny and what isn’t in our diverse workplaces.

From Philly.com (Hat tip:  Pungentpeppers):

“Prosecutors say an employee at a Franconia meat-packing plant was stabbed to death after feuding with and pranking his co-worker.

Danny Vazquez, 25, is dead for pulling a prank on African immigrant co-worker. Didn’t Mopac see this coming? Photo and more here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Chair-Prank-Led-to-Deadly-Stabbing-at-Meat-Plant-292731421.html

Peter Jok Atem, 32, was charged with first-degree murder Thursday, a day after he allegedly stabbed 25-year-old Danny Vazquez at the Mopac plant on Souder Road.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Vazquez on Tuesday had tried to pull a chair out from under Atem. An employee who witnessed the prank told detectives that Atem said he was “going to get you for that.”

[….]

A Mopac employee told detectives that Atem and Vazquez had been “having words back and forth . . . for the past six months,” the complaint says.  [Mopac is owned by JBS (Swift) a Brazilian owned company.—ed]

Atem, who was born in Sudan and lives in Lansdale, has no criminal record of violence. But in cases from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was charged with driving under the influence, driving an unregistered vehicle, and disorderly conduct, and was evicted by his landlord.”

Click here for more meatpacker-generated criminal, cultural and societal problems.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Legal immigration and jobs, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Michigan: Iraqi refugee told the FBI that he planned to join ISIS, was he lying or not?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 19, 2015

While everyone is lately concerned about a few thousand Syrians entering the US, most Americans don’t know that we have resettled over 100,000 Iraqis here since the beginning of the Obama Administration.  In 2014 we admitted 20,000 and three quarters of those were Muslims.

Did you get Iraqis dropped off in your state?

Primary resettlement states for Iraqis FY2008-FY2013. California and Michigan hit the jackpot. But which is the wisest state and the real winner—Wyoming with zero! http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/profiles/iraqi/population-movements/index.html

 

 

Now the news on the latest radicalized refugee…...

From the Detroit News (hat tip: Joanne).  You know what is very amusing (sort of), most of the other news accounts of this case yesterday left out the word “refugee” and simply said, “An Iraqi man living in East Lansing….”   I guess the other media outlets went to an Obama-certified language school.   Kind of like when Obama called those poor beheaded Egyptian Christians simply Egyptian “citizens.”

An Iraqi refugee living in East Lansing is facing charges for allegedly lying to federal officials about returning to the Middle East to fight with Islamic extremists.

Al-Hamzah Mohammad Jawad, 29, who has a green card, was scheduled Tuesday to fly from Detroit Metro Airport to Amman, Jordan, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

When U.S. Customs and Border Protection interviewed him on the jet way, personnel “became alarmed when Jawad could not explain his future travel or why he purchased a one-way ticket one day prior to his departure.”

They escorted him to an interview room and contacted an FBI special agent, the court document said.

During an interview with the agent, Jawad initially said he was traveling to visit his mother, a professor in Amman, but within minutes acknowledged his ultimate destination was “Iraq to conduct jihad” since a childhood friend recruited him to “join, train and fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq,” the complaint said.

[….]

Federal officials said Jawad entered the U.S. as a refugee on March 18, 2013.

Here is an idea, just let these Jihadi wannabes get on the plane, but revoke their US passport.  Do we really need frustrated Islamic radicals in the US or even just plain old nut cases?

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Mark Steyn: the choice is liberty or mass Muslim immigration

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 19, 2015

Thanks to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for highlighting an important column by Mark Steyn (author of “America Alone”) in which Steyn makes clear what we already know.

Steyn: “You have to choose between liberty and mass Muslim immigration.”

At the end of Steyn’s “Morning After” column (morning after the Islam-inspired terror attack in Copenhagen).  Emphasis is mine:

I said above that waiting inside multiculturalism’s Trojan horse was Islam. Not “Islamism”, or “radical Islam”, or “extremist Islam”, or “violent extremism” or “extremist radicalism” or “radicalist violentism” or anything else: just Islam. As I wrote yesterday:

This is usually the point at which we’re expected to do the not-all-Muslims-want-to-shoot-you-dead shtick. And that’s true. But Islam itself has no feeling whatsoever for the spirit of free speech.

The more Islamic a society gets, the less free speech it has – the less intellectual inquiry, artistic achievement, contrarian spirit. Most western Muslims are not willing themselves to open fire on synagogues or Lars Vilks, but they help maintain the shriveled definition of acceptable expression that helps license the fanatics of Copenhagen and Paris. Muslims in Europe, North America and Australia will pay lip service to “free speech”, and then promptly re-define it as excluding speech that “blasphemes” or “insults” their faith – which is to say them. Which is to say the great vulgar, brawling, free-for-all of free societies does not apply to them. So, when, say, France’s Muslim population reaches 20 per cent, you will need to have the support of three-quarters of the remaining 80 per cent to maintain even a bare popular majority in favor of free speech.

Is that likely? Or will there be more and more non-Muslims like the wretched quisling Welsh bishop, the Right Reverend Gregory Cameron, frantically arguing that if you hadn’t been so “offensive” you wouldn’t have caught their eye? Islam and free speech are, as His Miserable Grace implicitly recognizes, incompatible. And ultimately, therefore, you have to choose between liberty and mass Muslim immigration.

The reaction of David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt suggests they have made their choice. I think, somewhere deep down, they know it’s a recipe for slow societal suicide. And I wonder if, even deeper down, they also know that it won’t be that slow.

By the way, Obama’s (hug a Muslim) speech yesterday tells us that the man is in dreamland—that somehow the US is going to simply ‘melt’ all of our Muslim immigrants in some giant magical melting pot and we will all live happily ever after.

As a secularist, Obama has no understanding of the Islamic imperative that drives the ‘religion’ and is simply naive, or he is complicit in advancing the Islamic agenda in America.  Which is it?

New readers:  Please read ‘Modern Day Trojan Horse: Al-Hijra, the Islamic Doctrine of Immigration, Accepting Freedom or Imposing Islam?’   Get it here.

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ISIS could bring pandemonium to Southern Europe with fighters disguised as refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 19, 2015

The ‘Invasion of Europe’ is hastening….

I had this story almost ready to post yesterday, when my internet connection dropped, so surely you have seen the news by now.  LOL! So what has taken ISIS and the media so long to figure out what we have been writing about for weeks, months!

And, don’t forget that Obama’s girls (the “humanitarian Vulcans”)—Hillary, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power—are largely responsible (along with the UN) for the now failed state of Libya because they were the primary cheering squad involved in the get-Muammar Qaddafi movement when Obama was his usual indecisive self, see our 2011 post with links for more information.  So much for the ‘brilliant’ Ms. Power’s “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine.

Here is how we concluded that 2011 post:

Protect!  It would be so ironic if  one of Obama’s national security advisers, Samantha Power, and her scheme (with George Soros) called the “Responsibility or Right to Protect” would destroy far more lives then it saved.  But, I guess that’s what happens when we put immature ideologues and community organizers together in the White House.

From Fox News:

ISIS is planning a campaign to dominate Libya before sending fighters to southern Europe disguised as illegal migrants to wage more terror there, according to a published report.

ISIS taking control in Libya (only a little over 200 miles to the “Crusader states.”) http://yalibnan.com/2014/11/19/isis-takes-control-of-a-libyan-city-report/

The Daily Telegraph, citing a British anti-terror group that claims to have seen letters written by the group’s supporters, said that ISIS hopes to use militiamen from its current strongholds in Syria and Iraq to overrun Libya before embarking on a campaign targeting both Europe’s mainland as well as maritime shipping.

The letter is written by an ISIS propagandist using the name Abu Arhim al-Libim. He describes Libya, which has descended into chaos in the wake of the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi, as having “immense potential” for the jihadists.

“It has a long coast and looks upon the southern Crusader states, which can be reached with ease by even a rudimentary boat,” the man writes. He also points out that the country is replete with weapons, many of them seized from Qaddafi’s forces by rebels as the regime collapsed.

In describing the possibilities of attacking Europe, al-Libim discusses the number of ships brining migrants across the Mediterranean Sea illegally, then says “If this was even partially exploited and developed strategically, pandemonium could be wrought in the southern European states and it is even possible that there could be a closure of shipping lines and targeting of Crusader ships and tankers.”

Interesting that here is that word Crusader again.  Is ISIS using Obama lingo.  Is Obama helping them with their talking points!

Stop US refugee resettlement from Malta!

Again!!!  If you are in America and thinking this is Europe’s problem, never forget that the US State Department is bringing illegal aliens who arrive on Malta (a Crusader state!) to the US as refugees for your home towns!

Go here for our entire ‘Invasion of Europe’ series.

Posted in Africa, Crimes, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, So what did they expect?, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Texas: Somali sentenced for falsifying asylum application; feds keep terrorism connection secret

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 19, 2015

See below for the Emporia, KS connection!

We told you about the fraudulent asylum claim on February 7th, but thanks to Creeping Sharia for finding a longer article on the sentencing at My SanAntonio that contains some information I found most interesting.

Here is My San Antonio:

A Somali man was sentenced in a San Antonio courtroom Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for lying to get into the U.S., as well as a never-before-disclosed admission that he had helped a terrorist group.

Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim crossed the US border in 2007 at Hidalgo and was granted asylum (refugee status) and “resettled” in Emporia, KS.

Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim, 43, previously admitted that he lied his way into the country or left out damaging details — such as his relationship to two people who made international headlines because of their reported ties to terrorist groups.

But the FBI, Border Patrol, acting U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin and a national security official disclosed Thursday that Ibrahim secretly also pleaded guilty in July to sending e-mails in support of al-Shabab and providing money to a friend affiliated with that terrorist group. The charges were made public at his sentencing Thursday, but officials made no mention of his cooperation that led to them keeping the details secret for more than six months.

The affidavit said Ayrow was the former leader of al-Shabab and was killed in a U.S. airstrike in 2008. Aweys was affiliated with al-Shabab and al-Ittihad al-Islami, which the U.S. has placed on a list of specially designated global terrorist groups.

Now look at this!

Ibrahim was granted refugee status in the U.S. and resettled in Emporia, Kansas, after coming through Hidalgo in May 2007. But the status was granted based on fraudulent information, the affidavit said.

There is more here.

Emporia, KS connection

If you have been reading RRW since we began writing, you may remember that there was a huge problem with Somalis in Emporia, KS in 2007, most of whom had been lured there by jobs at Tyson Foods.  Overnight it seemed Emporia was flooded with Somali refugees.  If I recall correctly there wasn’t even a contracted resettlement office there.

There was such a public outcry that Tyson Foods actually shut the main part of the plant down and moved the Somalis elsewhere.  We wrote about what was happening for months and created a special category, here, just for news from Emporia.

As a matter of fact, Bobbi Mlynar writing at the Emporia Gazette on November 28, 2007 told the citizens there about our refugee problem in Hagerstown, MD and pretty accurately described what was the origin of RRW.

So back to Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim—there really was a liar (a phony refugee) and prospective terror sympathizer living in Emporia at the time citizens there were agitated!

One more thing, Ibrahim did not come in the usual resettlement process, he entered the country illegally by crossing the border in Texas and asked for and received ASYLUM.

How many more Ibrahims are out there?

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Emporia, KS controversy, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Obama’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ summit opened yesterday and is on-going today

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 18, 2015

It was at the opening yesterday that VP Joe Biden told about his Somali pals driving cabs in his hometown.   Here is what the Voice of America reported yesterday.

If you are on twitter, go to #CVESummit today to follow the latest news.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was brilliant at the Defeat Jihad Summit hosted by the Center for Security Policy. http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/02/17/newt-gingrich-is-right-obama-is-hopeless-on-the-global-jihad-threat/

Last week the Center for Security Policy held its own summit (Defeat Jihad Summit) and reported in advance on the three cities the Obama Administration is showcasing—Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles.

For readers of RRW, don’t fall off your chairs laughing that Minneapolis will be featured as a success story for the O-man at the CVE Summit.

Don’t miss a stunning report at the Washington Times about what is happening in Boston hometown of the notorious political refugees the Tsarnaev Boston bombers.

This is a report from the Center for Security Policy about their event last week:

On Wednesday February 11th, the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. hosted the first ever “Defeat Jihad Summit” with leaders represented from across the world discussing the threat of Islamic Jihadis and how to build a strategy for victory.  This has never been done since the jihadis in Iran declared war against us in 1979.

Participating in this event were Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukaseyformer House Speaker Newt GingrichSenator Ted CruzRepresentative Steven King, Representative Mike Pompeo (Kansas), Representative Scott Perry (Pennsylvania), Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.), former Representative Pete Hoekstra, Leading 9/11 family member Deborah Burlingame, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard, Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson, Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, Claremont President Brian Kennedy, former Muslim Nonie Darwish, Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Australian pastor Mark Durie, Andrew McCarthy (author and former Chief CT Prosecutor, NY), the Honorable Joseph Schmitz (Inspector General, Department of Defense, Bush Administration), Judge Jeanine Pirro, human rights attorney Deborah Weiss, author/journalist Diana West, Dr. Charles Jacobs (Executive Director, Americans for Peace and Tolerance), national security expert and CSP Fellow J. Michael Waller, CSP Fellow and strategic analyst Major Stephen Coughlin (US Army, reserves), Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, retired CIA case officer Clare Lopez, and leadership of the Center for Security Policy.

Understanding the Threat Founder John Guandolo participated in this program as well.

The focus of the program was to clearly identify the enemy the United States and the West is facing, and begin a discussion on building long-term solutions to defeating the Islamic Movement in all its forms.  The focus is total victory.

In summation, the threat we face is a global Islamic Movement whose doctrine is Sharia (Islamic Law).  Now subverting governments worldwide, conquering nations/regions across the globe, and barbarically killing hundreds of thousands of human beings on several continents, this massive threat continues to be minimized and given little attention by the current U.S. administration.

See our previous post this morning about how the media is beginning to understand the threat of Muslim refugees coming to a town near you.

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The Washington media begins to get it! Syrian refugees pose threat to national security

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 18, 2015

I laughed this morning when I saw last week’s news—that those in charge of national security have discovered an important chink in our “humanitarian” refugee program as it relates to Syrians (and frankly Iraqis and Somalis as well!)—how do you screen someone who has no paper trail?

And, how do you keep them from being radicalized once we let them in?

This story (from last week) is this morning’s headline story under the banner (Obama letting ISIS in?) at Drudge.

(ABC News) US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort.

Readers: Consider yourselves more educated on this national security issue than most of Washington!

For any new readers in the national media—be sure to see the State Department obfuscating here and know that Syrian refugees are already arriving!  

Here is news from just a few days ago where Syrians are arriving in the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 2016 Presidential contender Senator Rand Paul.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

 
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